Penola Conservation Park

Where is it?: Penola Conservation Park is about 12km W of Penola at the corner of Rifle Range Road and Clay Wells (Robe-Penola) Road.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 227 hectares. Hundred of Monbulla – Sections 255 and 256

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: The park was first proclaimed as Penola National Park on 10 September 1970.  It was reproclaimed as Penola Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: Vegetation on the dunes is a woodland or open woodland of Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri). The flats associated with the wetlands support a River Red Gum (E. camaldulcnsis) woodland over annual grasses and herbs and scattered shrubs. There¬∑are also isolated stands of Swamp Gum (E. ovata) and Rough-barked Manna Gum (E. viminalis subsp. gnetensis) on the edges of the wetter areas. In the north west of the park is a large area of low heath which is periodically inundated. Water-ribbons ( Triglochin procerum) and Yellow Marsh-flower (Villarsia reniformis) grow in the wetlands.                                                                       ¬∑

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 108 (non-passerines 49, passerines 59)

Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Laughing Kookaburra, White-throated Treecreeper, Little Wattlebird, Brown Thornbill, White-browed Scrubwomen

Less Common Species: Brolga, Baillon’s Crake, Tawny Frogmouth, Superb Fairywren, Buff-rumped Thornbill, White-bellied Cuckooshrike

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